High speed internet coming to Fort St. James

New broadband services will be coming soon to the Fort for both television, phone and internet.

New broadband services will be coming soon to the Fort for both television, phone and internet.

YourLink has been working on permits and applications to carry out the required upgrades to implement the service. 

After some positive meetings with Telus last week, YourLink has obtained budgetary approval to construct new services in the Sowchea and Airport Road areas and north of the town.

According to Murray Webster, YourLink’s regional technician, they expect Telus to its work within the next few weeks so that YourLink can begin the construction phase they need to do before the service will be available in town.

Webster hopes the service will be available to the public within a few months.

According to Webster, there had been some confusion, because this work was supposed to be done last fall, but there were delays with the construction process.

Due to the high costs of the infrastructure required to provide the service, companies often balk at servicing more rural areas, however Webster says due to the overwhelming response from people in the Sowchea area, the management made the decision to go ahead and fund the upgrade in order to provide the service.